CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (PRWEB) July 11, 2015
SOPRIS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (SOPRIS) obtained its Minority Business Enterprise Certification with the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council (ChicagoMSDC), founder and CEO Jorge Zepeda-Godinez announced today. SOPRIS is a supplier of advanced technology engineering solutions and services to enterprises in the technology, communications, energy, and government sectors. ChicagoMSDC is a regional affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).
Comprised of twenty-four regional affiliates, the NMSDC is among the country’s leading corporate membership organizations for facilitating MBE integration into corporate and public-sector supply chains. Its intensive qualifying process assures its over 1750 corporate members’ purchasing agents and buyers that a business is a viable, minority owned, managed and controlled enterprise. The NMSDC counts among its corporate members most of America’s largest publicly-owned, foreign-owned, and privately held companies.
“Receiving our MBE certification is a significant milestone for SOPRIS because it represents our commitment to bringing the best talent and experience, regardless of ethnic or cultural background, age, gender, or any other factor, to serve our customers,” said Zepeda-Godinez. “This certification recognizes SOPRIS as a minority owned business and associates it with like-minded companies committed to leveraging the rich diversity our culture offers.”
Zepeda-Godinez, a Mexican-American, immigrated to Chicago’s Pullman District with his family in 1979. From that start, through diligent pursuit of education, hard work, and a willingness to seize opportunities presented to him, he secured a position at the prestigious and world renowned Bell Laboratories, building a 29-year engineering, business, services and operations career culminating in global, senior leadership positions at Alcatel-Lucent.
“As the leader of an MBE certified company, I am excited about the doors it can open for our business and grateful for the chance to help others have an opportunity at achieving a piece of the American Dream like the one I’ve been blessed to have,” Zepeda-Godinez added.